Environment News

Published: Thu 12 Mar 2020

To close Eco-Week, we're sharing with you the websites of some vegan recipe bloggers. Here you'll find a huge range of plant-based recipes - both sweet and savoury - to try out at home!

  1. The Compassionate Road
  2. Fooduzzi
  3. Oh She Glows
  4. Rainbow Nourishments
  5. The Full Helping

Published: Thu 12 Mar 2020

Here's another very simple, but very vegan recipe: rice pudding!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of raisins
  • 1 pint of oat milk (or any vegan milk)

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients and put in an oven suitable dish (leaving the rice raw)
  2. Put the dish in the oven for 1 hour at 180 degrees

Here's an alternative stove top recipe for vegan rice pudding.

Published: Tue 10 Mar 2020

Our third recipe is a perfect winter warmer: vegan vegetable ramen! Yum! This recipe has been shared with us by Verity, our very own Eco-Committee member and it looks great and full of nutrients!

Ingredients:

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 red onion
  • ½ red pepper
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ½ carrot
  • 1 celery stick
  • Sweet corn 
  • 1 tsp curry powder 
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vegemite
  • 1 nest wholemeal noodles
  • Soy sauce 
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Instructions:

  1. Chop the garlic and onion, then cook in a pot with the sesame oil for two minutes on a low heat 
  2. Chop the pepper, carrot and celery and add to the pot
  3. Remove the corn from the cob and add to the pot
  4. Mix the vegetable stock, vegemite, 1 tsp of soy sauce in a bowl of boiling water
  5. Add the nest of noodles to the boiling water and let them soak
  6. Add the curry powder to the vegetables and stir
  7. Add the coconut milk to the pot and mix the vegetables through
  8. Add 1 tsp sauce to the pot
  9. Once the noodles have softened, add them and the stock mix to the pot and combine with the coconut milk and vegetables 
  10. Bring to the boil then simmer for 2 minutes

Published: Mon 9 Mar 2020

Our second vegan recipe to share with you is another delicious and easy one: Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Muffins. Apple sauce, coconut oil, and almond milk help to replace eggs in this recipe! Give them a try! Here's the link:

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Muffins


 

Published: Fri 6 Mar 2020

For the 3rd year in a row, the Eco-Committee is running a clothing collection for Rock Trust, a charitable organisation that works with young people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Rock Trust provides useful services like one-to-one support, group programmes, employability training, and volunteering/work experience opportunities. To help young people, Rock Trust also provides supplies like clothing.

We're collecting donations of clean clothes in good condition (ages 16-25/sizes 8-20) from March 9 to 20 - that's two whole weeks! And this comes at a great time because you might be doing some spring cleaning at home and realize that in the depths of your closet, you have a lot of clothes you rarely wear! Rather than send those clothes to landfill, let's put them toward a good cause! Clothing donations can be brought to Miss Laudi's room. We look forward to seeing the Knox community come together for another good cause!

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